Zebulon Pike Missouri History

January 5, 1779

Birthday of soldier and explorer, Zebulon Pike who was stationed in St. Louis and is the namesake of Pike County.

This post was contributed by Ross Malone. A historian and a retired school teacher, Ross has authored many books about Missouri’s history, weird facts, and folk tales. He has also written children’s historical fiction. Visit his website, and buy his books in the Missouri Life store.